Stuttering- Eliminate the “grasshoppers”.


I have already spoken about getting the right picture about yourself. Especially if you stutter. We always move towards the strongest picture in our minds. That’s a fact. So if your picture is one of people making fun of you and of you stuttering then that is what you gravitate towards. Change the negative picture at all costs. If change is to come then you need to eliminate the grasshoppers! I won’t lie about the work. It’s not easy. It requires you to be committed to the process. You will need to also deal with the negative beliefs that you have about stuttering. Some people believe that there is no cure for stuttering. How wrong they are. I am testimony that you can stop stuttering. It is possible.
Someone in regard to beliefs said that, it’s not a money or a weight problem that we have but a belief problem. For some of us we have a big belief problem. We need to examine our beliefs because if they are negative they drastically limit our potential and our progress. Lets get back to getting rid of the “grasshoppers”. You might be wondering what i mean by that. I got that statement after reading Numbers. There is a very interesting story in chapter thirteen. Let me give you a brief summary of the story. The Israelites have finally reached the promise land. But before they enter they scout out the promise land. They select twelve spies who are supposed to scout out the land and return with a report. Sure enough they go and bring back an evil report. Well ten of the twelve bring an evil report while two of the twelve bring back a good report. Anyway the ten spies are telling the Israelites what they have seen. So this is where i would like to pick up the story.

Numbers 13:33- There we saw the Nephilim [or giants], the sons of Anak, who come from the giants; and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers and so we were in their sight.

This is the essence of “grasshopper” thinking. How do you think when everything is going well? It’s pretty ok to think correctly when things are smooth but what happens when the challenges come? What happens when people make fun of you and ridicule you? What happens to the way you think in that situation?
I was seeing progress as i was applying all i am teaching you now. The one area i was really struggling in was when people would say something bad about the way i stuttered. My thoughts would go awol. They would go really crazy. But i got that in check as i stopped bringing myself down.
Look at the last part of that verse. “we were in our sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight”.
When the ememy came we see how they really saw themselves. That is what trials and challenges do, they make it very clear how we see ourselves.
When the trials and challenges come you need to hold on to the right picture. Don’t let challenges that you face change how you see yourself. You need to fight to keep the right picture. Eliminate the “grasshoppers” at all costs.

The Israelites paid a heavy price because they didn’t hold on to the right picture. Because they listened to the ten spies negative report instead of Joshua and Caleb’s positive report they lost the promise land! So close yet so far. They lost their promise because they focused on the wrong thing.
Just something else to note: watch who you are allowing to shape the way you see. Choosing the right people will determine whether you succeed or fail in changing the way you see yourself. So with all that, i encourage you to eliminate the grasshoppers. Hold on to the positive picture dispite the challenges that come your way. Remember that it’s a fight to hold on to the right picture.
I really believe that you can stop stuttering. Change those negative beliefs. Create the new picture. See yourself as talking fluently.
And that is what it means to eliminate the grasshoppers!

Rolain.P

Stuttering- Eliminate the “grasshoppers”.


I have already spoken about getting the right picture about yourself. Especially if you stutter. We always move towards the strongest picture in our minds. That’s a fact. So if your picture is one of people making fun of you and of you stuttering then that is what you gravitate towards. Change the negative picture at all costs. If change is to come then you need to eliminate the grasshoppers! I won’t lie about the work. It’s not easy. It requires you to be committed to the process. You will need to also deal with the negative beliefs that you have about stuttering. Some people believe that there is no cure for stuttering. How wrong they are. I am testimony that you can stop stuttering. It is possible.
Someone in regard to beliefs said that, it’s not a money or a weight problem that we have but a belief problem. For some of us we have a big belief problem. We need to examine our beliefs because if they are negative they drastically limit our potential and our progress. Lets get back to getting rid of the “grasshoppers”. You might be wondering what i mean by that. I got that statement after reading Numbers. There is a very interesting story in chapter thirteen. Let me give you a brief summary of the story. The Israelites have finally reached the promise land. But before they enter they scout out the promise land. They select twelve spies who are supposed to scout out the land and return with a report. Sure enough they go and bring back an evil report. Well ten of the twelve bring an evil report while two of the twelve bring back a good report. Anyway the ten spies are telling the Israelites what they have seen. So this is where i would like to pick up the story.

Numbers 13:33- There we saw the Nephilim [or giants], the sons of Anak, who come from the giants; and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers and so we were in their sight.

This is the essence of “grasshopper” thinking. How do you think when everything is going well? It’s pretty ok to think correctly when things are smooth but what happens when the challenges come? What happens when people make fun of you and ridicule you? What happens to the way you think in that situation?
I was seeing progress as i was applying all i am teaching you now. The one area i was really struggling in was when people would say something bad about the way i stuttered. My thoughts would go awol. They would go really crazy. But i got that in check as i stopped bringing myself down.
Look at the last part of that verse. “we were in our sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight”.
When the ememy came we see how they really saw themselves. That is what trials and challenges do, they make it very clear how we see ourselves.
When the trials and challenges come you need to hold on to the right picture. Don’t let challenges that you face change how you see yourself. You need to fight to keep the right picture. Eliminate the “grasshoppers” at all costs.

The Israelites paid a heavy price because they didn’t hold on to the right picture. Because they listened to the ten spies negative report instead of Joshua and Caleb’s positive report they lost the promise land! So close yet so far. They lost their promise because they focused on the wrong thing.
Just something else to note: watch who you are allowing to shape the way you see. Choosing the right people will determine whether you succeed or fail in changing the way you see yourself. So with all that, i encourage you to eliminate the grasshoppers. Hold on to the positive picture dispite the challenges that come your way. Remember that it’s a fight to hold on to the right picture.
I really believe that you can stop stuttering. Change those negative beliefs. Create the new picture. See yourself as talking fluently.
And that is what it means to eliminate the grasshoppers!

Rolain.P

What does it mean when God promises you something?


This is a totally legitimate question. I have known the answer for quite a while. But recently i had a deeper revelation of the answer. So i would like to share it with you.

What does it mean when God promises me something?
It means that i get what He has promised me. Easy right. God is a God of His word. If He promises you prosperity then its yours. If He says you will have long life, then long life it is.
The point is this, God will give you what He has promised you.
But this past week He has been showing me something i never really had a full revelation off.
There is more that meets the eye than just being given something by God.
There is a process you need to go through. It’s not actually a process, it’s a fight. You are going to have to fight if you want to recieve what God has promised you.

Let me give you an example of what i am talking about.
I have a company which i know is from God. But even as i know God spoke to me about it i still have to make it work. It’s not going to work by itself. I need to strategise and plan. I have to invest money and time and effort into it. God has made me responsible for what He has promised me. I would be a “wicked steward” if i just sat back and expected everything in my company to fall into place just because i thought it was ordained by God! It doesn’t work like that.
It’s the same with married people. There is work involved, hard work. I have heard of couples who have told amazing stories of how God brought them together supernaturally and are fighting divorce! The principle is the same for them as well. You have to fight to obtain and keep what God has promised you. Even if an angel had to come down today and tell you that you are chosen by God to do something, you would still need to get up and work at what you have been told. In other words you would still need to do your part.

What does it mean when God promises me something?

I hope you beginning to see the full answer of that question. He does not let us go through all that just to be mean or difficult. He allows us to go through that for our benefit. He does that so we can grow! He does that so we can trust in Him completely because even though He gives us what He has promised us we cannot obtain them in our power. It’s impossible to obtain the promises of God in our own strength. It cannot be done. Look at the Israelites.
God had a promise land for them. A land flowing with milk and honey. But before all that they had to get free from Eygyptians. In the natural Israel had no chance but God delivered them with a strong hand. In the desert God watched over them. A pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire at night to lead them. In there own strength it was impossible to guide themselves to the promise land.
Just know that God wants to lead you to what He has promised you. He has great plans for you and He wants you to look to Him for help and guidance. That is how good He is. He wil not leave us by ourselves.

So the Israelites get to the promise land and we see that they have to fight the residing nations. This is the land God promised them. But that didn’t mean they didn’t need to fight. They had to fight those surrounding nations for what God promised them. They still had to maintain their trust in God even though they got to the promise land. We are called to live by faith and without faith we cannot please God. Even when we get what God promised us we need to trust Him.

I hope you are getting a revelation of what it means to walk in God’s promises. My desire is for you to play your part in what God has promised you because there is a part you have to play as well. I also want you to see what it means when God promises you something. It’s important that you go through the trials and challenges because like i said, it makes you stronger. God is truly good. Really good.

And on that note that is what it means when God promises you something! !

Rolain.P